By STEVE EIGHINGER
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
Stacey O'Brien hopes Saturday's adjunct faculty job fair is the first of many at John Wood Community College.
"We know we have a lot of excellent people in this community, and we hope to bring them together with John Wood in their areas of expertise," said O'Brien, the director of human resources at the college. "We also hope to be able to do more of these in the future."
The job fair will go from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lower level of the Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center on the JWCC campus at 48th and Harrison.
The event is designed to attract instructors in all areas of general transfer education, career and technical programs, and community education courses for the fall semester and beyoned.
Positions could be for a one-time class, a weeklong training session or a full semester or longer.
General education course instructors are required to hold a master's degree or 18 hours at the master's degree level in a specific subject. Career and technical programs require expertise or credentials related to specific industry standards. Noncredit community education instructors must have experience and knowledge in subject matter based on needs expressed by the community.
"We are especially interested in attracting those for the career and technical programs -- the ‘hard skills' that include such topics as industrial maintenance and welding," O'Brien said.
During the job fair, participants will be able to meet with chairmen of JWCC transfer and career/technical academic departments and community education specialists, and hear from current adjunct instructors.
Information about pay, benefits and classroom technology will also be provided.
A presentation outlining the schedules and responsibilities of JWCC instructors will take place from 9:45 to 10 :15 a.m.
"Current adjunct faculty members and personnel from JWCC's instruction and human resource areas will provide details about the positions and answer questions," O'Brien said.
People interested in becoming instructors should bring copies of transcripts and a resume to the fair. A list of JWCC academic programs is posted at www.jwcc.edu/academics/degrees. Current community education offerings are available at www.jwcc.edu/communityed.
Registration and details
º Registration for the Adjunct Faculty Job Fair at John Wood Community College is encouraged at www.jwcc.edu/teach, but is not required.
º For more information, call JWCC Human Resources at 217-641-4246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.